For-profit nursing homes have had far worse COVID-19 outcomes than public facilities — and three of the largest paid out $1.5 billion to shareholders

“I think the money would be more appropriately spent on hiring permanent, full-time staff, paying higher wages and benefits…” – Dr. Daly

May 16, 2020

Read full article:

Dr. Tamara Daly on Fresh Air with Nana aba Duncan

Dr. Tamara Daly has a new report on long term care looking at homes in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. She says the way we measure the quality of care is causing some of the problems in these homes and describes some of the best care people have had.

May 9th, 2020

Link to listen to the full interview:

Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, and Imagination (Trent Aging 2019)

Trent Aging Conference 2019, May 28-31: promotional material

Session: Talking Back and Taking Back: Re-Imagining Age-Friendly Cities from
Intersections of Humanities and Social Sciences

Taking up Gender, Culture and Meaning: Moving the Needle on Age-Friendly
Tamara Daly, York University, Canada
Susan Braedley, Carleton University, Canada
Sally Chivers, Trent University, Canada

Session: Risk, Racialization, Gender and Sex: Embodying Qualities of Everyday Lives in Long-Term Care

Going “Public” with Sex and Sexuality in Long-Term Care
Tamara Daly, York University, Canada
Susan Braedley, Carleton University, Canada

Read the Book of Abstracts.

New Book: Exercising Choice in Long-Term Residential Care

Edited by: Pat Armstrong & Tamara Daly
Book cover image (an elderly woman smiles)
“Our research indicates that strategies intended to support choices for long-term care residents must be based on the understanding that care is a relationship involving residents, their families and workers. It also means understanding that appropriate conditions of work are central to care as a relationship that allows residents and their families to exercise choices. Included in those conditions are provisions that allow staff to know residents and families, that give them the time they need to devote to resident care and that encourage staff to use their judgement in responding to the preferences of residents and families. Although what makes up appropriate conditions varies from place to place, we have identified some that are essential to supporting choices.” — The editors